Saranac Lake, NY, Aug 10, 2011 — The Associated Press reports state police are investigating damage to Verizon equipment that disrupted 911 emergency calls in parts of Herkimer and Onieda counties yesterday. An Oneida County dispatcher says service is up and running this morning.
Damage to a Verizon optic circuit box also knocked out landline and cell service to northern Oneida County. Lewis County Sheriff Mike Talbot told the AP some calls to his office were disrupted, but the 911 system was OK.
Verizon Communications workers were still on the picket lines across the North Country Tuesday. Local members of Communications Workers of America Local 1118 in Saranac Lake, Potsdam, Malone, Ogdesnsburg and Plattsburgh joined 45,000 other Verizon workers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic who've been on strike since contract talks stalled on Sunday.
Chris Knight talked with a small group of Verizon field technicians who were picketing outside the company's Church Street office in Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Sep 19, 2006 — The Olympic Regional Development Authority has lost one of its most lucrative corporate sponsors. Verizon has decided not to renew its contract with ORDA, ending a four-year relationship. As Chris Knight reports, ORDA officials say the loss in revenue won't affect operations. Go to full article
May 28, 2004 — State lawmakers and union leaders are concerned over the possible sale of Verizon's telephone landlines to speculative investors. They say phone service could severely deteriorate and many jobs could be lost. Karen DeWitt reports Go to full article